A priest’s humanity and shame

Pat Power, retired bishop of the Archdiocese of Canberra & Gouburn, offers some thoughts at his priest classmate’s funeral. Peter Lewis Comensoli was convicted of child sex offences in 1994. Pat Power visited Peter in jail throughout his 18 month sentence and remained in close contact with him from the time of his release until his death. These reflections offer another perspective on this complex reality we are trying to navigate today in the Church. These words were the homily at the funeral at Chapel of St Michael the Archangel, Rookwood NSW on January 31, 2019.

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